AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF APRIL 23, 1966

The Righteous Brothers – (You're My) Soul And Inspiration / B Side Blues  (1966, Vinyl) - Discogs

American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of April 23, 1966. What an exceptional week. I have always maintained that the two greatest years for music 1965-66.

1 1 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– The Righteous Brothers (Verve)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 3 BANG BANG (My Baby Shot Me Down) –•– Cher (Imperial)-7 (2) A
3 4 SECRET AGENT MAN –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-6 (3) A
4 2 DAYDREAM –•– The Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)-9 (2) A+
5 5 TIME WON’T LET ME –•– The Outsiders (Capitol)-10 (5) A
6 9 GOOD LOVIN’ –•– The Young Rascals (Atlantic)-7 (6) A+
7 10 KICKS –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (7) A+
8 13 SLOOP JOHN B –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-4 (8) A
9 8 I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY –•– B.J. Thomas and the Triumphs (Scepter)-10 (8) B-
10 34 MONDAY, MONDAY –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-3 (10)A+

11 14 A SIGN OF THE TIMES –•– Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)-5 (11) A
12 15 THIS OLD HEART OF MINE (Is Weak For You) –•– The Isley Brothers (Tamla)-10 (12) A+
13 11 NOWHERE MAN –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-8 (3) A+
14 6 19TH NERVOUS BREAKDOWN –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-9 (2) A+
15 29 LEANING ON THE LAMP POST –•– Herman’s Hermits (MGM)-3 (15) B-
16 22 GLORIA –•– The Shadows Of Knight (Dunwich)-6 (16) B-
17 7 THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS –•– S/Sgt. Barry Sadler (U.S. Army Special Forces) (RCA Victor)-12 (1)F
18 23 SHAPES OF THINGS –•– The Yardbirds (Epic)-6 (18)A+
19 16 CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-16 (4) A+
20 17 LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU –•– Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (New Voice)-8 (17) A

21 12 SURE GONNA MISS HER –•– Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Liberty)-8 (9) C
22 19 HOMEWARD BOUND –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (5) A+
23 18 WOMAN –•– Peter and Gordon (Capitol)-11 (14) B
24 25 WHAT NOW MY LOVE –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-6 (24) B
25 43 TRY TOO HARD –•– The Dave Clark Five (Epic)-4 (25) B
26 26 SOMEWHERE –•– Len Barry (Decca)-6 (26) B
27 27 SPANISH FLEA –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-6 (27)B
28 28 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (28) C
29 37 TOGETHER AGAIN –•– Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)-5 (29) A
30 33 I HEAR TRUMPETS BLOW –•– The Tokens (B.T. Puppy)-6 (30) B

31 41 RHAPSODY IN THE RAIN –•– Lou Christie (MGM)-5 (31) A
32 42 MESSAGE TO MICHAEL –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (32) A
33 21 634-5789 (Soulsville U.S.A.) –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (13) A
34 20 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’ –•– Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)-14 (1) A+
35 38 THE PHOENIX LOVE THEME (Senza Fine) –•– Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner (Dunhill)-7 (35)C
36 24 WALKIN’ MY CAT NAMED DOG –•– Norma Tanega (New Voice)-9 (22)B
37 47 CAROLINE, NO –•– Brian Wilson (Capitol)-5 (37)A+
38 71 RAINY DAY WOMEN #12 & 35 –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-2 (38)A+
39 32 MAGIC TOWN –•– The Vogues (Co & Ce)-9 (21)C
40 30 THINK I’LL GO SOMEWHERE AND CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-7 (30)C

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1960’S- WEEK OF APRIL 23, 1966

  1. Such a great time for music, and even at the tender age of 11, I loved many of these songs. I totally agree with your F grade for ‘The Ballad of the Green Berets’. The Vietnam War was, in my opinion, a total calamity and the 2nd worse atrocity ever perpetrated by the U.S., after slavery.

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